Eating is more than something we do to nourish our bodies with vital nutrients. It's also an activity we do out of habit, like nail biting, hair twirling, or finger tapping. And sometimes, we habitually turn to food in response to certain emotion... Read more
What is the single, most common problem that most dieters face when trying to lose weight? Will power? Nah. Temptation? Sometimes. Emotional eating? Bingo! That’s why it takes so much more than good intentions and information about nutrition an... Read more
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By now, you likely know what emotional eating is. You probably realize that emotions cause 75% of overeating. You're a... Read more
When weight loss professionals discuss emotional eating, you hear a lot of talk about stimulus control, stress management techniques, and cognitive reframing. This is all well and good (and you’ll be hearing some of that here), but it doesn&rsq... Read more
We've all done it, and sometimes we don't even realize when it's happening. Maybe you graze when you're bored, or reach your hand into the office candy jar each time you pass by. Perhaps when you're feeling sluggish in the afterno... Read more
First day that I stayed under my calories and felt like I got enough to eat. Maybe my body is adjusting to this after all. It has taken a while but I guess that would count as a non-scale victory. #backontrack #nonscalevictory #makingprogress... Read more
Ok, I started eating super clean since Monday and actually made time to exercise once. I cut all junk with the exception of one cup of coffee each day. Is it wierd that I have already lost 5 pounds and its only Thursday?!?! Im 154lbs and 5'4.... Read more
Hey guys i ended up eating a lot less than my chart says i should eat as far as calories goes. Just had a busy day and managed my meals well i suppose. I feel fine but i am wondering if its healthy or not??... Read more
You should at least be eating at the low end of your range. It does make a difference as the low end is necessary not only for keeping your energy up for your activity level, but it also keeps your metabolism running properly and allows your body to... Read more
Next time you crave something, stop and ask yourself: Is it real hunger or is it emotional hunger?? If you haven't eaten in 3 or 4 hours, it's probably hunger, but if you are stressed, upset, even happy about something--it's probably emotional hunger... Read more
Make sure that you do not keep 'trigger foods' (foods that you can't stop eating once you start, usually due to some emotional upheaval). I used to allow myself graham crackers as a healthy snack (portion control). BUT, I found I would overeat them... Read more
We recently sat in on a conference call with health expert Dr. Mehmet Oz, who shared with us some great tips on staying healthy throughout the holiday season. "The stress in holidays a lot more sophisticated and complex, with visiting relatives… and... Read more
One of the 7 Secrets to a Strong Start is to focus on developing healthy habits, not losing weight. One habit that many people struggle with is mindless eating. The 10 Steps to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle Mind Over Body plan can help you with t... Read more
Great reminder for me this week! My husband and I both ignored the digital devices as it recommends starting last weekend. Only phone calls. We had a fire in the chimena every night that weekend, some good neighbors and friends stopped by just becaus... Read more
"The moment you are ready to quit is usually the moment when the miracle happens"
I read this today in a spark blog and it made me think. Do I consider weight loss a miracle?
Responsibility and consistency you would think would make weig... Read more
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